Gilbert F. White Lecture Series
Dr. Steven L. Stockton, Director of Civil Works, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
May 7, 2013 | 6:00 PM | Room 100 | Keck Center | 500 5th St. NW, Washington, DC 20001
Introduction: Gerry Galloway (NAE), University of Maryland
Damages and loss of lives due to natural disasters, particularly
flooding, is on the rise. The number of reported flood events has
increased from ~ 250 per decade in the 1970s to more than 1,700 during
the first decade of the 21 Century. All indications are that this trend
Managing flood risks is a complex endeavor. Determining flood risks at any given location entails evaluating how high waters might rise as well as the vulnerability of people and assets in a flood's pathway. Assessing a communities' resiliency to return to pre-flood conditions must also be considered. Local governments, households, and businesses are key decision-makers regarding choices that affect flood risk and should be involved in planning processes.
Join Steve Stockton as he explores the key principles in managing flood risks, including a new set of operating principles established by the agencies involved in the Hurricane Sandy Recovery.
Dr. Diana Liverman, The University of Arizona
February 10, 2011 | 6:00 PM | Room 100 | Keck Center | 500 5th St. NW, Washington, DC 20001
Dr. Rita Colwell, University of Maryland
"Climate, Oceans, and Human Health: The Saga of a Cholera-Chaser"
Dr. Gerry Galloway, University of Maryland
"Managing American Water Resources: Recognizing the Realities of Geography"
2007 Inaugural Lecture
Dr. Robert Kates, Independent Scholar
"Gilbert F. White, 1911-2006, Great Aspirations: Local Studies, National Comparisons, Global Challenges"